Welcome to
The AWA Club!

The adventures continue here with 
The AWA Club! Check out some cool videos, learn a new language, try a new recipe and download printable activities. 
  1. INDIA

    Languages of India

    Hindi

    Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, English, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali,
    Maithili and Dogri
    is the national language of India. In addition to Hindi, there are 23 official languages spoken in the 29 states of India including English.

    Namaste!

    Hello!

    Aap kaise hein?

    How are you?

    Main theek hoon.

    I am fine.

    The peacock is the national bird of India.

    Dhanya vaad.

    Thank you.

    The Sari or Saree is the national dress of women in India. 
    The Sari is made from a long piece of fabric. The brightly colored and intricately designed fabrics can be draped in a number styles.

    Fashion

    Cuisine

    Thali - means plate or platter.
    The idea behind a Thali is to offer all
    the 6 different flavors of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy on
    one single plate.

    Click the title to download your very own recipe card!

    A sweet Rajasthani treat!

    Games

    Flavorful spiced chicken recipe.
    During Anya's adventures in India,
    her friend Arjun teaches her a game called Lagori or Pitto. 
    Lagori is played with flat stones or blocks and a ball. It is a great game to play with friends! Check out the video below
    Rajasthan is none for it's Handicrafts.
    These crafts include toys and dolls, just like the spinning top Anya brought back as a souvenir from India. 
    If you would like to collect more authentic wooden toys from India, visit our friends at Handekart on Etsy.
  2. JAMAICA 

    Jamaica is a unique and diverse country. People from all over the world have migrated to Jamaica and made it their home.
    This is reflected in the country's motto: 
    "Out of many, one people." 
    Did you know? 
    Jamaica's National Bird is the Swallow-tail Hummingbird, also known as the Doctor Bird.

    Patois

    is an English-based creole language with West African influences. It is a fairly easy language to learn and understand. Practice some of the common phrases listed below.

    How Yuh Stay?

    This means "How are you doing?"

    Ova Yasso

    Wah Gwan?

    This means "Over here."

    Ova Desso

    This means "What's up?" or "What's Going On?"

    This means "Over there."

    Everyting is irie!

    Likkle More!

    This means "Everything is all good!"

    This means "See you later!"

    Music

    Reggae music originated in Jamaica.
    Made famous by the late, great Bob Marley, Reggae has grown to become one of the largest and most recognized music genres
    in the world. 

    Reggae Artist Chronixx performing "Smile Jamaica"

    Cuisine

    Anya really enjoyed all of the food
    she tried while in Jamaica!
    Want to add a little taste of Jamaica to
    your family meals? 
    Ask a parent to download and try some
    of the recipes below.
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    Click the title to download your very own recipe card!

    Did you know? 
    Ackee and Saltfish is Jamaica's National Dish.
    it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

    Fried bread or dumpling made of cornmeal and flour. Try it with fish or jerk chicken!

    Flavorful rice and kidney beans cooked with coconut milk.

    Fried snapper or king fish. Add the optional Escovitch Dressing for added island flavor!
    Ludi is a very popular game in Jamaica.
    The Ludi Boards are handmade and 
    handpainted. While the layout remains
    the same, the designs in the corners
    and center can be customized. 

    Games

    Ludi is a game with many names. Depending on where you are in the world, this game can be known as Ludi, Ludo or Pachisi.

    There are two American board games based on the same concept -
    Sorry! and Trouble!

    This game can be played with 2 - 4 players. Each player receives 4 pieces and must roll the dice to try and make it to their home base. Just like Sorry! and Trouble! - the player must roll a 6 in order to get onto the board (or be born). 

    Souvenir

    Owner, Tena Harrison, began making bracelets as a hobby, but with the encouragement of friends and family she started her business Pretty Little Tings - in December of 2015. 
    Every piece she makes is inspired by nature and the world. She incorporates natural and upcycled materials to create meaningful pieces meant to encourage positivity and inner peace. 

    Souvenirs are great because they allow
    you to take a piece of your adventure
    home with you!
    The beautiful ankle bracelet that Anya buys to take home at the end of her adventure in Jamaica was made by Pretty Little Tings.